Backyard birding webinar coming virtually to New Canaan


As spring comes into full season and the weather warms up, many species of birds will begin to show up in Connecticut backyards, returning from wintering grounds further south. Teacher and Naturalist Joe Attwater from the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will present a virtual backyard birding program live Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in a webinar via the New Canaan Library’s website.

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During the webinar Attwater will discuss, among other topics, which birds one can expect to see in Connecticut backyards this time of year and how to create a bird-friendly habitat, as well as tips, tricks and everything one needs to know to make the most of backyard birding.

Attwater has a bachelor of science in wildlife and conservation biology from the University of Rhode Island. During college he assisted with graduate research on migrating songbirds and seabirds and turned to sustainable food systems after graduating. I’ve worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years focusing on local agriculture. He also promotes and coordinates community programming for the center as its Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, and oversees the volunteer program as well as assists in teaching the K-12 education program and adult and family programs.